First and foremost, I would require more than 250 words.
One of the major reasons I was first attracted to Barnard was because I hate trade-offs; and with Barnard, I'm getting everything I need, and more. My varied interests in Economics, English and so many other subjects requires that I take a course such as the Nine Ways of Knowing which will cater to my every interest.
Barnard offers me the best of both worlds- the student body and faculty attention of a small college and the resources of a large university.
I want to be exhausted at the end of the day, but also happy because of the warmth and encouragement I receive. Exciting Barnard traditions like Midnight Breakfast, its rigorous curriculum and being surrounded by women like me from all over the world and a 64% female faculty will ensure that I am in an environment that is nurturing, driving and empowering.
President Spar said that the ideal Barnard woman "speaks her mind"- a phrase that each of my teachers repeat to my parents in variations.
I want gender equality- in the office and at home- and Barnard will provide me with not just the education, but also the perspective and strength to do so.
And lastly, I love being me- cracking jokes that people don't understand most of the time, and standing up unabashedly for what my passions and beliefs. I would love the opportunity to be me in Barnard College.